Pascal Siakam produced 34 points (11-26 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 10-11 FT), 18 rebounds, five assists, and a block across 38 minutes in the Raptors’ OT win over the Pelicans on Tuesday.
There’s a new sheriff in town for the Raptors, as Siakam exerted his dominance in the season-opener. Now the focal point of the offense, he produced a massive double-double that was sure to leave fantasy owners thrilled. It was concerning to see him foul out, but given the huge game he put together, it can be overlooked here. After last year’s breakout, he seems poised to take another step forward this season.